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Welcome to Lizzie Harper’s Website!

An experienced natural history and botanical illustrator, Lizzie’s work appears in books and magazines around the world, on postage stamps and mugs. She lives very happily in Hay on Wye, and works her garden studio surrounded by plants and birds.

Dewberries botanical illustration by Lizzie Harper
Lizzie Harper
Jersey Post Beetles Post and go

“ I am passionate about the natural world and love learning about the plants and animals I illustrate. ”

Explore my website and discover:

Red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris cut to white, sitting
Red squirrel Sciurus vulgaris natural history illustration by Lizzie Harper

If you’re interested in finding out what I’m working on at the moment, follow my blog or find me on instagram.

Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula male
ornithological natural histpry hatural science illustration of the Bullfinch

“ “Botanical artist Lizzie Harper produces meticulous watercolours of flora and fauna in her celebrations of nature” ”

Country Living Magazine

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“ Lizzie has consistently impressed me with her skill, professionalism and attention to detail ”

Jenny Campbell, Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc


Links to Lizzie's Workshops, Exhibitions, Cards, and Prints

For details of Lizzie’s workshops, exhibitions, and information about greetings cards and ordering prints, click on the links.

Lizzie's latest Posts and Blogs

River management, sketchbooks study, sxs, impatiens, invasives, step by step

Below are some links to Lizzie’s latest blogs and Instagram posts.

elder, elderberry, progression, watercolour, botanical illustration,

This is Momordica charantia, another of the series of plants that grow in Montserrat that I'm working on.

This plant was a total joy to illustrate. I LOVE painting and using tendrils in compositions, and the red seeds in the orange flesh were pure joy. I echoed the reds discretely through the illustration, in the junctions of the yellow petals and amongst the darkest shadows.

It's used for cooking - the unripe fruits look like warty cucumbers and are used in stir fries and curries across Asia and South America. The fruits are watery, and taste very bitter. This can be mitigated by soaking them in water. Shoots and leaves can also be used as green vegetables.

At maturity the fruit turns yellow and splits to show orange flesh. Seeds are scarlet, covered in pulp.

This plant has been used medicinally for a long time, in the treatment of coughs, gout, inflamation, and diabetes. Current research suggests its use in the treatment of diabetes shows potential, and needs further rigorous clinical trials.

#monordica #momordicacharantia #bittermelon #bitter #bittergourd #karela #balsampear #botanicalart #botanicalillustration #montserrat #flora

Recent commission for a packaging company.

They wanted an apple with a half...then decided to go for a slice instead. With some photoshop wizardry I managed to edit it and removed the half, printed out the remaining bits of the apple onto cartridge paper, then add the slice in by hand. Just about got away with it!

There's a whole lot of stippling in this baby, and I think it's worked out OK.

#apple #malus #appleillustration #packagingdesign #botanical #botanicaillustration #stippling #monochrome #black-and-white #penandink #stipple #botanicalart #goingdotty #sciart

Original Artwork Available to Buy

Original artwork illustrations for sale

Lizzie has many original illustrations for sale.

In all cases,  email her on info@lizzieharper.co.uk if you’d like to buy one of these natural history paintings, drawings, or studies.

Below is an illustrated list of all her original work currently on sale, divided into framed and unframed categories, and subject matter.

Original artwork illustrations for sale
  • ku.oc.repraheizzil@ofni
  • (UK ) (0)1497 821578 or (0)7714 246 447
  • 11 Church Terrace . Hay-on-Wye . Herefordshire . HR3 5EE . UK
Samon Salmo salar hen fish showing silvery irridescence
Salmon hen natural history illustration by Lizzie Harper
Common lizard Lacerta vivipara in field with grasses buttercup and orchids
Common lizard in field natural history illustration by Lizzie Harper

Lizzie Harper